Tropical can provide several residential solutions such as power & heat generation solutions for houses using our extended range of fuel cell power generators and battery chargers as well as transportation solutions using our Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles.
Can any home use them and are there any special requirements? Fuel Cell Power Systems ranging from 1kW up to 10kW (TB-1000, TB-5000 and NG-5) can be easily installed on residents providing clean power and heat with increased efficiency minimizing your energy costs. By using our reformate power generation systems (supplying them with Natural Gas, LPG, Methanol and Propane) someone can even produce its own hydrogen which can be then stored on hydrogen tanks and refill the Fuel Cell Vehicles. Thus, Tropical provides a complete residential solution for anyone who likes to be independent using the hydrogen power.
But even if you don’t have Natural Gas, Methanol or LPG you can still implement those hydrogen fuel cell power systems (with the aid of a water electrolyser) with your solar photovoltaic system, wind generator or any other renewable energy source having a hybrid system which will never let you down. A fully hybrid system can then provide electricity to your house, charge the batteries of your electric (or hybrid) vehicle (car, scooter or bicycle) or even sell the excess power on the grid on countries where tariff plans are available.
Further, smaller portable power generators e.g. 1kW could often be used for battery charging or a small back up system in areas with frequent power shortages or in residents at rural areas or even during your vacation if you are an enthusiast of camping or at your caravan. If this portable fuel cell power generator is combined with RES then a complete hybrid system is designed and you are just enjoying a friendly to the environment power production with noiseless operation.
With the increasing costs of gas prices, electric and fuel cell vehicles are becoming increasingly an attractive alternative to gas powered vehicles. Electric cars, scooters and bicycles can be a great form of transportation within cities as well as the country side with up to 150km autonomy (range) and the cost will not be more than 2€ per charge (depending on the type of vehicle and provider). Despite the often apparent higher acquisition cost, the significantly lower electricity cost of battery charging compared to the equivalent gas price as well as the fact that the maintenance is typical and only disc brakes need to be changed every couple of years, makes the price premium paid an investment recoupable in few months or a year depending on the vehicle usage.
Tropical with its wide range of products has the solution for our residential customers … still thinking about it?
Dual purpose: cogeneration of power & heat/cooling
Reliability & flexibility
Grid independence: independent closed system or part of a hybrid solution
Savings: higher efficiency, on demand operation & lower maintenance costs
Green: eliminates air emissions & reduces power generation wastes
Scalability: increases available power with additional units
Fuel flexibility: natural gas, LPG, hydrogen, methanol, propane